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A reader sends the frightening shot above from Holmead and Monroe St, NW.

DC Fire and EMS reported just after 9pm:

“5 civs in auto tx area Hosps. 2 were trapped. 4 FF’s will be evaluated. Engine Was enroute to reported fire.”

“Fire truck accident with entrapment Holmead Place & Monroe St NW. No FD personnel trapped. 2 civilians in other vehicle. Unit was on call.”


via DC Fire and EMS

DC Fire and EMS reported last night:

“Major underground transformer fire 18th & L St NW threatening office building. Checking adjacent structures.”

“The transformer vault fire on L St. was extinguished and left with Pepco at approximately 2:30 AM. Our units have left scene.”

Alert DC reported as of 7:30am:

“MPD reports the intersection of 18th St NW and L St NW remains closed at this time. Updates will follow.”

A reader passes on from a nearby office building:

“Due to a PEPCO transformer fire in the K Street neighborhood, the 1801K Street building is out of power, and the property manager has closed the building until power can be restored. This outage has also resulted in lost power to the 1825 I Street part of the International Square building….

The 1850 K Street tower and the 1875 I Street towers of International Square remain open, but parking is limited and only available from the K Street entrance.

The landlords of the 1801 K Street and 1825 I Street buildings have informed us that employees should prepare for a multiple-day event. Employees should not enter the building to obtain computers and other belongings under any circumstance.”

another reader unaware of the fire notes:

“What’s up in the 1800 block of I st NW? Starbucks and pret are closed with no lights–a lot of people going hungry this morning!”

Update from the Golden Triangle BID:

More than 14 large downtown office buildings have been affected by power outages resulting from last night’s transformer fire at 18th and L Streets NW, according to the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID). This totals more than 4.5 million square feet of office and retail space, and affects more than 12,000 workers. Pepco has been on the scene all day. (more…)

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DC Fire & EMS reports:

“1300blk of 12th St NW – Units on scene.”

Chris updates us with a look at the intensity:

“There’s a huge fire at 13/N NW. Pics below from roof of Vermont/N”

DC Police Traffic ‏reports the following road closures:

12th St Btwn O & N St’s
13th St at M St
11th St at N St”

(more…)

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photo courtesy DC Fire and EMS

DC Fire and EMS reported just before 11pm Saturday night:

“Car reported in water – near Roosevelt Bridge – one out of water – checking on report of others possibly inside vehicle”

“Car into Potomac – off of Rock Creek Parkway. 1 occupant out – says as many as 2 others inside car – now in the water. Divers headed in.”

“2 hrs in & still looking for car & possibly additional occupants in Potomac near Roosevelt Bridge”

“2 occupants / victims have now been located inside car that went into Potomac near Roosevelt Bridge around 22:50”

NBC Washington reported:

“U.S. Park Police said the car was speeding down Ohio Drive when the driver lost control and crashed into the river.”

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1824 Calvert St, NW. Photo by Daniel McCullough

DC Fire and EMS reported:

“Original call dispatched 9:32 PM. Approx 100 personnel manning 20 units brought fire under control in 20 minutes.”

“Final address for Calvert Street is 1824. 4 displaced residents. Cause remains under investigation. No fire spread to adjacent homes.”

Ed. Note: Thanks to all who tweeted updates and reports to @PoPville and emailed [email protected]

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A reader reports:

“two cars caught on fire on the 1100 block of 6th Street NW this morning sometime after 8am.

911 was called at 8:20am and the fire department arrived two minutes later. By the time I left my house at 8:35, the fire was completely put out and I would have been none the wiser if I hadn’t seen it leaving my house.

Thanks DC Fire and other em​ergency responders for saving the neighborhood!

Anyone else see anything?”